Know when to upgrade a facility's control system
Upgrading control systems is costly and expensive and should only be done when necessary. Signs such as increased energy savings, current renovations, and the system reaching the end of its life are clear signs a chance is needed.
Sensors 101: Control system inputs
Thinking of sensors as a physical input to a control system can help an engineer realize there are a lot more possibilities than they realize in a field that is narrowly focused in its thinking.
Four IIoT connectivity challenges for businesses
Companies looking to implement an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategy need to address several potential issues as they seek to bridge the gap between operations technology (OT) and information technology (IT).
How to select a motor for an industrial application
Cover Story: Understanding the main types of loads, motors, and applications can help simplify motor and accessory selection.
Four aspects of good control panel design
Good control panel design should feature strong layout and component placement, labeling, panel sizing and component spacing, and wireway design.
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Selecting the Right PLC for Your Application
Choosing the Correct HMI for Your Application
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NO vs. NC
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